Bayer Crop Science President Liam Condon plans to leave the company at the end of the year “to pursue career opportunities outside of Bayer,” and Dennis Rodenbaugh has been tapped to lead Dairy Farmers of America as the new president and chief executive officer.
In an attempt to get out from under the cloud of current Roundup-related litigation, Bayer announced Thursday it would stop using glyphosate in lawn and garden formulations in the U.S. starting in 2023.
The need for innovative solutions to address health and eliminate hunger has become even more important during the pandemic, Liam Condon, president of the Crop Science division of Bayer, during the company’s Future of Farming Dialogue virtual event earlier this week.
The Environmental Protection Agency wants to work with state pesticide regulators on its review of dicamba herbicides, as the registration deadline approaches for new formulations that have been the subject of thousands of drift damage complaints.
A trial in St. Louis involving a plaintiff who alleges exposure to Roundup caused her non-Hodgkin lymphoma has been delayed indefinitely, leading to speculation that Bayer and plaintiffs’ lawyers need the time to work out a settlement.
With an eye on the future of agriculture and the need to address shareholders and customers expectations, Bayer confirmed an ambitious plan to address climate change and a more sustainable farming future during events in Monheim, Germany, this week.